So thankful I found this app. I've been entering my pain daily, laying low reading the forums. It looks like there are a whole lot of you in a lot worse pain than what I am, but I am here anyway. I suffer chronic back pain, have had two surgeries, fusions, rods and pins and screws because of torn disks, and I feel worse today than I did before the suegeries. I see a pain specialist. He gives me injections of lidocaine and steroids and I feel better for a few weeks. But, the last injection didn't help at all. We've tried SI Joint injections, and blocks, and physical therapy, and water therapy. I'm on Meloxicam, Lyrica, Robaxin, oxycontin, Lunesta and seroquel for sleep, mini press and Effexor and clonazepam. Dx of GAD, depression, panic disorder, PTSD, chronic pain, pinched nerve at L4-L5. Stenosis, degeneration, arthritis, blah. Too much. Some days I can't get out of bed without help. Some days I need help getting dressed. I'm sure that's nothing new to many of you.
I appreciate the comments and support shown in this group.